The Art of CUHK 2016
Gallery I, Art Museum, Central Campus, CUHK
Spring leaves the aroma behind and summer arrives, bringing her unique vitality. It is the time when the passion of art contagiously spreads in Hong Kong through a series of international art fairs and exhibitions. As a youthful part of the local art scene, students from the Deparment of Fine Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong are passionately preparing for “The Art of CUHK 2016”.
Similar to the previous years, “The Art of CUHK 2016” provides a platform for students to exercise their autonomy: the formation and structure of the exhibition committee, administrative work, curation, publication, sponsorship seeking and the setting up of the exhibition venue are all coordinated by students. Furthermore, public seminars will be held to promote academic discussion, in which art professionals will be invited to share their experience in curation and art education.
“The Art of CUHK 2016” offers successional exhibitions in two phases . Phase I includes BA Graduate Exhibition, Undergraduate Exhibition and Invitational Exhibition which will run from 4th June til 29th June; Phase II which includes MFA & MA Graduate Exhibition and Postgraduate Exhibition will be scheduled from 7th July to 5th August. “The Art of CUHK 2016” is the orchestrated results of students’ artistic ideas and experiment after a year of learning and practicing. Through the exhibits, the artists respond to voices from within and reflect upon the progression of the society.
Titled “Farewell Ms. Ivory”, the BA Graduate Exhibition this year is a personification of the ‘Ivory Tower’: an elegantly feigned self-depreciation label for the university. The show expresses our graduates’ reminiscence and contemplation in the four years of studies in CUFA, also reveals their expectation in personal growth and artistic practices.
The Undergraduate Exhibition will show the joint effort of nine exhibition proposals resulted from discussions and seminars that were initiated by students.
As for this year’s invitational exhibition, the Department of Fine Arts is honored to have the Taiwaness artist Mr. Hou Junming to be the artist in residence and continues his work—the Asian Father Interview Project. This on-going project involves a series of in-depth interviews and field studies of LGBT communities in Aisa with specific focus on homosexual males.
Phase I of “The Art of CUHK 2016” will be held at Gallery I of the Art Museum, 2/F & 3/F of Cheng Ming Building, Ch’ien Mu Library and Hui’s Gallery in the University campus. Guided tours and workshops will be available for secondary school students. For details, please contact Miss.Lee through Email.(firstname.lastname@example.org)